Thomas G. Harris Elementary

Outside Programs

Programs at Harris

Communities in Schools (CIS)

logo.landscape.pngCommunities In Schools works directly inside our campus to spot and help our students overcome the roadblocks. CIS starts by collaborating with school to understand student and community needs, and then deliver resources tailored to each our community. CIS works with local businesses, social service agencies, healthcare providers and volunteers, to give every student the confidence to  own their success.

Pairing with UT Students, CIS has formed multiple mentor programs, including Reading Buddies, SPORTS, and Girl Scouts. CIS pushes into classrooms to provide SEL care, as well as, intervention pull outs with small groups of students to work on emotional support, self management, and other areas or self care that students need support in. Learn more about CIS here.

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 Gramercy Speciality Clinic

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Gramercy Clinic partners with Austin ISD to provide a range of high quality, clinical mental health services that includes individual, family, group counseling; teletherapy services for our families, students, and staff. 

Mission: Gramercy Specialty Clinic’s mission is to improve access and quality of mental healthcare for the diverse communities it serves by removing barriers that clients encounter when attempting to engage services. Gramercy proactively works against factors that lead to decreased resource engagement and utilization disparities in the behavioral healthcare space. Gramercy works to bridge service gaps by providing evidence based, multiculturally sensitive, and linguistically competent services to communities.

Learn more about Gramercy here

To apply for Gramercy clinic for your child, reach out to our counselor, Daniela Garcia.

Litearcy First

Literacy First tutors assist us with our students in primary-3rd grade.  The tutors work one-to-one with students for 20-30 minutes daily, using research-based curriculum to develop our foundational reading skills– phonological awareness, letter knowledge, phonics and oral reading fluency.

 

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Andy Roddick Foundation (ARF)

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Founded in 2000, the Andy Roddick Foundation provides children from at-risk communities with high-quality learning and enriching experiences after school, spring break and summer. For nearly the last 20 years, the Foundation has impacted more than 35,000 students and has invested more than $30 million across Central Texas and beyond to transform students, their families and their communities. The programs offers different enrichment classes such as Running club, Yoga, Violin, Choir, Art, Bike club, Mindfulness, Soccer, KidsActing, Science Cooking class, robotics and homework help.

Registration for ARF FREE After school programming is live now 0. Learn more about ARF here.

Texas Central Food Bank Nutrition Program

Coach Dominguez partnered with the Texas Central Food Bank to create an after school nutrition club program every spring to teach students kid friendly, healthy recipes along with a variety of health games and lessons. Each week students get to cook a healthy recipe during class and try their creations, then get to take the recipe home to try with their families. 

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Neighborhood Longhorn Program

As a member of the Neighborhood Longhorn Program many of our scholars will be able to attend University of Texas events and attend College fairs in alignment with our College Readiness goals.  The program provides the opportunity to envision attending college through incentives and event scholarships based on academic achievement during their years at Harris. The program also provides UT students, volunteers and staff who tutor and mentor our bulldogs throughout the school year.

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